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my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« on: March 08, 2017, 04:37:34 PM »
Recently purchased the next generation SYM Citycom--a 2016. Had a 2009 Citycom I purchased new.  Sold it at 10000 miles to buy the 2016.
Both bikes are magic carpets that have met my expectations.  Fortunately, the new S is almost identical, with improvements per the website.  There are some aspects which I have not seen commented on which have added to my enjoyment. This is not meant to be a review.
Some observations:
At some point since the 2009 the severely constricted fuel filler was opened up and the gas tank fills effortlessly in 20 or 30 seconds instead of the two or three minute trickle!
The disc brakes were satisfactory before and now they much better!
Acceleration on the 2009 was acceptable and now it is noticeably quicker.
The extra torque is noticeable solo and two-up.
I believe the lock-to-lock angle is increased the bike is easier to maneuver in tight quarters.
The '09 consistently got 65MPG around town.  The 2015 has yet to get 60MPG on premium or regular around town (1600 miles odometer currently).  Perhaps my right wrist has developed some increased flexibility affecting mileage?
Both bikes have been easy starting, reliable and a joy to ride.
Hope that helps.
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Re: my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 06:11:30 PM »
Thanks City, nice review.
I've been kinda eying of of those up vs. the BV350 as a possible downsize for my burger.
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Re: my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 03:19:41 PM »
Thanks City, nice review.
I've been kinda eying of of those up vs. the BV350 as a possible downsize for my burger.
I bought a '13 BV350, but at 6'3" I've never been really comfortable on it. Since I got a Vespa it'll go on Phoenix CL before to long.

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Re: my 2009 (262.8) SYM Citycom vs my new 2016 (278.3) Citycom S
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 11:55:43 PM »
Recently purchased the next generation SYM Citycom--a 2016. Had a 2009 Citycom I purchased new.  Sold it at 10000 miles to buy the 2016.
Both bikes are magic carpets that have met my expectations.  Fortunately, the new S is almost identical, with improvements per the website.  There are some aspects which I have not seen commented on which have added to my enjoyment. This is not meant to be a review.
Some observations:
At some point since the 2009 the severely constricted fuel filler was opened up and the gas tank fills effortlessly in 20 or 30 seconds instead of the two or three minute trickle!
The disc brakes were satisfactory before and now they much better!
Acceleration on the 2009 was acceptable and now it is noticeably quicker.
The extra torque is noticeable solo and two-up.
I believe the lock-to-lock angle is increased the bike is easier to maneuver in tight quarters.
The '09 consistently got 65MPG around town.  The 2015 has yet to get 60MPG on premium or regular around town (1600 miles odometer currently).  Perhaps my right wrist has developed some increased flexibility affecting mileage?
Both bikes have been easy starting, reliable and a joy to ride.
Hope that helps.
Good information for those of us looking at upgrading our rides to a bigger scooter. Appreciate it!
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